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East Wellington Community Services

East Wellington Community Services

Welcome to East Wellington Community Services!
For over 25 years, this grass-roots, multi-service charity has provided programs and services for the more than 24,000 children, seniors and families who live in the towns, villages and hamlets that make up this rural area.

Keywords: Seniors , Hunger , Employment and Careers , Community Services , Children and Youth



East Wellington Community Services
Branch: Rockwood
106 Church Street, Rockwood, ON N0B2K0

East Wellington Community Services url http://www.eastwellingtoncommunityservices.com/

East Wellington Community Services Phone Number 519-856-2113

East Wellington Community Services Email address info@ew-cs.com

East Wellington Community Services
Branch: Erin
45 Main Street, Erin, ON N0B1T0

East Wellington Community Services url http://www.eastwellingtoncommunityservices.com/

East Wellington Community Services Phone Number 519-833-9696

East Wellington Community Services Email address info@ew-cs.com



Volunteer Information for East Wellington Community Services

What services does your organization provide?
Founded in 1984, East Wellington Community Services is a community impact organization serving the more than 24,000 residents in the Town of Erin and Township of Guelph Eramosa with various community based programs and services including food support and community outreach, children's programs, senior's adult day programs and transportation, adult recreation programs and more!


Do you have any age requirements?
The age requirements for being a volunteer would be 16 and older.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No other languages other than English are necessary.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Time commitments will vary depending on the volunteer's area of interest.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
We are always looking for volunteers to share their time, talents and energy! There are many ways to get involved, help the community, meet new people and learn new skills.We hope that each volunteer will be able to share with us their own personal attributes to help make our agency positive, organized, and successful.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Volunteers are the heart & soul of East Wellington Community Services. Every program of EWCS relies on volunteers for its operation. We believe that everyone has a skill or talent that would be beneficial to our charity and we need your help.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Front Desk:
Our reception desk in Erin is entirely staffed by volunteers who volunteer each weekday morning or afternoon. Front Desk Volunteers provide community information for agency clients and the public, assist with providing referrals to EWCS or other agency programs and services, direct phone and walk-in inquiries to the appropriate staff member and complete administrative tasks.
Drivers:
Volunteer drivers take clients to medical and therapeutic appointments within Wellington County and surrounding towns and cities including Toronto. Volunteers can use their own vehicles (mileage is reimbursed based on agency policy) or drive the agency mini-van.
Online Book Store:
The online bookstore sells collector and specialized books. Volunteers check for online orders, package and ship books, communicate with customers, research and list books for sale.
Adult Day Programs:
Our day program provides care and support for frail seniors and those with dementias. Volunteers assist the staff on the floor with all aspects of the Day Program. This would include assisting with crafts, meals, activities, outings, etc.
Food Bank:
Volunteers help carry and sort donations or pack hampers for clients. Volunteers are needed to pick up food donations in the community or assisting at a community food drive event!
Special Events:
EWCS holds a variety of special events and fundraisers throughout the year. We need volunteers to be part of the organizing committees, assist at the events or by promoting the event in the community, selling tickets and more.
Organize A Food Drive! This is a great way to support the food bank! Get your family, friends, co-workers, church, service club or sports team members together and collect food items for the food bank. A list of most needed items can be found on the community programs page, and there are all kinds of fun ways to host a food drive. Click here for some fun and exciting ideas to spice up your food drive event!
Thrift Stores:
Our thrift stores are staffed entirely by volunteers. Volunteers maintain the stores as cashiers, donation sorters, creating window displays, organizing sale events and more! Join our store teams in Erin at our New to You or Bookends Book Store or in Rockwood at our New to You store.
Food Bank:
Volunteers help carry and sort donations or pack hampers for clients. Volunteers are needed to pick up food donations in the community or assisting at a community food drive event!


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes, volunteers will get trained on there position from a qualified member with experience in the specific area of interest. They will also become familiar with The Volunteer and Procedure training manual.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Children's Programs:
Erin Playgroup - (children) birth to 6 years old: Mondays & Thursdays - 9:30am - 11:30am
 Monkey Business - (children) birth to 6 years old: Tuesdays - 10:00am - 11:30am
Baby Steps - (babies) birth to 12 months old: Wednesdays - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Community Programs:
Erin Food Bank - Centre 2000 (14 Boland Drive - Erin) Rockwood Food Bank - 106 Church Street (Rockwood)Provide food to those in crisis and those in need.
 Christmas Adopt-A-Family-Program
 Back Pack School Supply Program

Services for Seniors:
 Information and referral
 Seniors Day Trips
 Home help housekeeping
 Guest speakers & workshops
 Foot care and hearing clinics
 Intergenerational programs
 Health and wellness activities
 Caregiver support


How will a person benefit from volunteering with East Wellington Community Services?
There are many unique volunteer opportunities within our agency. You will be able to decide whether or not you would like to practice in each area of interest or apply yourself to one specific position. As a volunteer you will be able to help support our mission to strengthen our community through support services and advocacy!


Do you accept high school students?
Yes, we have opportunities for high school students looking to fill their volunteer hours and for larger groups looking to volunteer together. As well there are volunteer positions available for any interested individual community member.




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